CORONAVIRUS CASUALTIES (Oct 28):- GLOBAL:- Total Cases: 4,46,01,770; Total Deaths: 11,76,678 Recovered: 3,26,16,456 BELGIUM:- Total Cases: 3,47,289; Total Deaths: 11,038 BRAZIL:- Total Cases: 54,45,475; Total deaths: 1,58,101 CANADA:- Total Cases: 2,24,653; Total Deaths: 10,023 CHINA:- Total Cases: 85,868; Total Deaths: 4,635 FRANCE:- Total Cases: 11,98,695; Total Deaths: 35,541 GERMANY:- Total Cases: 4,77,203; Total Deaths: 10,347 INDIA:- Total Cases: 80,34,702; Total Deaths: 1,20,524 INDONESIA:- Total Cases: 4,00,483;Total Deaths: 13,612 IRAN:- Total Cases: 5,88,648; Total Deaths: 33,714 ITALY:- Total Cases: 5,89,766; Total Deaths: 37,905 JAPAN:- Total Cases: 98,116; Total Deaths: 1,730 MEXICO:-Total Cases: 9,01,268; Total Deaths: 89,814 NETHERLANDS:- Total Cases: 3,19,991; Total Deaths: 7,202 PHILIPPINES:- Total Cases: 3,75,180; Total Deaths: 7,114 RUSSIA:- Total Cases: 15,63,976; Total Deaths: 26,935 S KOREA:- Total Cases: 26,146; Total Deaths: 461 SPAIN:-Total Cases: 11,94,681; Total Deaths: 35,466 SWEDEN:- Total Cases: 1,17,913 Total Deaths: 5,933 SWITZERLAND:-Total Cases: 1,35,658; Total Deaths: 2,158 UAE:- Total Cases: 1,29,024; Total Deaths: 485 UK:- Total Cases: 9,42,275; Total Deaths: 45,675; US:- Total Cases: 90,86,312; Total Deaths: 2,32,709 - India Travel Times.Com   [Estd: 1998]       * * *    Travel, More Travel, Travel Means A Million Things     * * *    
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Throwing the electorate into a turmoil, Republican presidential candidate and President Donald Trump has called upon the early voters who have already cast their votes, in case for Biden, to go and get it changed in his favour. It is widely believed that early voters are mostly pro-Democrats.

California is in a critical condition with land-to-sea Santa Ana winds fanning the wildfires, making it a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” (PDS). (With low humidity, Santa Ana creates dangerous weather conditions). Evacuation is on in southern California. Ontario airport had to be shut down due to severe crosswinds, Monday evening.

Alongwith former Union Minister Dilip Ray two officials were also sentenced to three years' imprisonment for their role in the alleged irregularities in the allocation of the Brahmadiha coal block in Giridih of Jharkhand to CTL in 1999. Ray was Minister in the then Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA Government. He was convicted on October 6.
Democrats have condemned Trump's action just before a presidential election as an attempt to pack the highest court with pro-Republican judges. Rushing a nomination just before election has never happened before. This is the third nomination made during Trump's tenure and the court has now a 6 to 3 conservative majority.
Shaktikanta Das, RBI Governor, and Devendra Fadnavis, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra and currently in charge of BJP's election campaign in Bihar, have tested positive for covid. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi also contracted the infection last week.
The television actress, alongwith a drug peddler, was arrested from Versova while procuring narcotic drugs and 99 grams of ganja was seized from them.
As a second wave of coronavirus is sweeping Europe, Spain clamped national emergency and curfew; Lankan parliament closed for two days as police officer tests positive for coronavirus.
The covid testing facility is being extended to air travellers leaving Delhi for other countries also. The airport has been offering the facility to inbound international passengers since September 12. Although international scheduled flights remain cancelled since March 23 due to coronavirus, special flights are operated on a country-to- country arrangement.
The transfer of 40,000 Mumbai police salary accounts from Axis bank to HDFC has kicked up a political storm. Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi and Amruta Fadnavis, wife of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, are in a running Twitter spat over allegations that the Axis bank agreement was renewed when Fadnavis was CM because Amruta, his wife, was working in Axis bank. Amruta tweeted, "The accounts were bagged by Axis Bank much before I married Devendra... during the tenure of the Congress-NCP regime... they are trying to target Devendra and me."
Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee forecast a quick recovery for Indian economy and bright prospects on the job front, in his interview with ABP channel. He backed Mamata's funding of Durga puja committees to take care of covid expenses. Talking about coronavirus, he, an economist, said the local trains could run as they have better cross-ventillation, a simple fact that not many people bothered to observe! The fatal source of coronavirus transmission is closed space. The international flights dispersed the virus all over the world.
Calling hydrogen the ultimate fuel, Dharmendra Pradhan said hydrogen will play a major role in India's clean energy campaign. He said hydrogen is the ultimate fuel. It produces clean water in emission, the Minister said while inaugurating bus run on hydrogen-blended CNG (HCNG) at Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) depot.
Maharashtra State Health Minister Rajesh Tope said since wearing of mask in public places is mandatory for all citizens as part of the Government’s guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it has been decided to make it available at affordable prices by capping the rate in the range of Rs 3 to Rs 49.
A "sleepy" Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris celebrated her birthday amidst a hectic election campaign, with just two weeks left for the final polling day. She turned 56 on Tuesday even as her husband too clocked in at 56 a week ago. It was a torrent of wishes pouring in for Kamala's days at the White House, from all sections of Americans. Marking the great transition from the day she was called "nasty" by President Trump, thanks to him Harris has come a long way, and she is today in her effervescent best like a stream bubbling down the rocks.
"I came to London a few days back to work on my nutrition and recovery needs with GSSI. In fact I have come here with the consent of my parents and absolutely there were no family rifts in this regard. Why will I have problems/issues with my parents who have sacrificed their lives for my sake. Mine is a very close knitted family and they will always support me. I am in touch with my family members everyday," PV Sindhu tweeted.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has indicated that Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute of India will pursue clinical trials of intranasal vaccines for Covid-19 in India and that they are seeking regulatory approval. While Serum Institute of India in a tieup with US' Codagenix started producing CDX-005 for trial purpose last month, Bharat Biotech has entered into an agreement with Washington University School of Medicine for another vaccine. Both are expected to go into the final stage by year-end. Yet there is a stepmotherly delay in producing this simple, effortless nasal vaccination. Because, it looks, that does not involve billions in this golden age of the pharmas. The intranasal vaccine, when made available, will truly revolutionalise covid treatment.
Illicit liquor used to be sold from an Ujjain municipal corporation area by two of its employees, who have been arrested. City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Rajnish Kashyap is among the seven police personnel suspended. It is reported that most of the 14 people died within an hour of consuming the poisonous alcohol.

A corona-free New Zealand has re-elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by a landslide. Immediately after the results, characteristically she remained 'calm' and was just straight into work mode, her partner Clarke Gayford remarked. Today there is no need to wear mask or maintain social distancing in New Zealand because of her.

Even as the ban on scheduled international flights continues, air bubble is a limited bilateral air traffic agreement exclusively between two countries with a view to facilitating essential travel. India has also signed air bubble arrangement with 17 countries, the latest being Ukraine.
The two people who tested positive for coronavirus were with Harris on a flight on October 8, the day after her debate with Vice President Mike Pence. "During the flight, Senator Harris wore an N95 mask, as did both individuals. She was not within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes with either of them," Biden's campaign said. One of Biden' flight staff also tested positive. But he is not stopping his campaign. Kamala Harris halts campaign till Monday. No quarantine for either.
Macron announced that the night curfew starting Saturday will be in force for at least four weeks in Paris and other hotspots. Night time festivities have also been banned across France. The curfews will reduce gatherings and a limit of maximum of six people has been slapped. Thousands of cops will be deployed and infraction will invite fine and jail term.

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